Archive for July, 2010

Local Producer Stung By False Claims

Press Release – Happy Valley Honey

The false claims of several New Zealand retailers are threatening the credibility of the local honey and bee keeping industries, says local producer Happy Valley Honey. Read more »

5,000 contractors on Crackerjacks!

Press Release – Crackerjacks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 29th July 2010 After recording the five thousandth contractor to join their website on Thursday the 29th July, Crackerjacks.co.nz is now New Zealand’s largest online contracting hub. Read more »

Farmers embrace healthy Bee campaign

Press Release – Federated Farmers

An ongoing programme that highlights the importance of bees to agriculture and offers practical ways to encourage better bee health on New Zealand farms is proving highly popular. Read more »

Heather Roy’s Diary: Wide Road Safety Focus Needed

Column – ACT New Zealand

It’s not easy telling an elderly relative that they should stop driving, or that they can’t drive your children anymore because you’re fearful for their safety. We convince ourselves that elderly drivers don’t travel far, and usually at low speeds, … Read more »

TechNZ grunt for Endace internet security products

Article – Businesswire

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Kiwi cyber-security firm Endace Ltd. will spend its newly announced $4.4 million TechNZ technology grant to hone products that help financial markets traders gain precious micro-seconds by ensuring their systems run at maximum … Read more »

A Space To Call Their Own

Press Release – The PR Shop

As our little ones grow and develop their own personalities, the amount of room they need to call their own grows with them. But the ongoing juggle of parenthood means you simply don’t have the time to adapt the space to suit kids and their ever-changing … Read more »

Telecom nets A$60 mln in sale of AAPT retail arm

Article – Businesswire

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Telecom Corp. has finally rid itself of its struggling Australian retail business, confirming it sold the consumer division of its AAPT unit for A$60 million to iiNet Ltd. Read more »

Commissioner Receives Draft Code Of Conduct

Press Release – Securities Commission

The Commissioner for Financial Advisers, David Mayhew, today received from the Code Committee the draft code of professional conduct for authorised financial advisers for his approval under the Financial Advisers Act 2008. Read more »

Ravensdown reports solid result

Press Release – Ravensdown

Sales increased by 13% in New Zealand and 54% in Australia to a total of 1.299m tonnes. Read more »

PGW halts negotiations on NZS management contract

Article – Businesswire

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – PGG Wrightson Ltd. (PGW) has halted negotiations on internalising NZ Farming Systems Uruguay’s management contract pending the outcome of Singapore-based Olam’s 55 cents a share takeover offer which values the Uruguay company at $134.3 … Read more »

PGW halts negotiations on NZS management contract

Article – Businesswire

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – PGG Wrightson Ltd. (PGW) has halted negotiations on internalising NZ Farming Systems Uruguay’s management contract pending the outcome of Singapore-based Olam’s 55 cents a share takeover offer which values the Uruguay company at $134.3 … Read more »

Investor meeting for investors in Timaru

Press Release – EUFA

The agenda is to inform investors of the lack of transparency and why Alan Hubbard was put into Statutory Management. The fundamentally wrong process will also be exposed showing the Authorities failed investors over the past ten years, directly causing … Read more »

Drumsara Wines Adopts Cutting Edge Technology

Press Release – Drumsara

Central Otago’s Drumsara Wines is leading the way in the New Zealand wine industry by adopting the cutting edge QR Code technology to help profile its wines. Read more »

Hastings Top 10 Holiday Park Leased

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Hastings District Council is happy to announce that, after a successful marketing campaign and public tender process, experienced holiday park owner and operator Isobel Creswell has bought the Hastings Top 10 Holiday Park business and has entered into … Read more »

MP fights for recognition of Chatham Islands

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National MP Dr Cam Calder has approached television networks with the request to include the Chatham Islands on their evening weather maps and forecasts. Read more »

Israeli ornithologist to visit Wellington

Press Release – Embassy of Israel

A renowned Israeli bird expert, Dr Yossi Leshem, is visiting Wellington and he will address different audiences during his stay. Read more »

Colourful accountancy wins award

Press Release – Resene

A striking accountant’s office has been awarded top honours in the Resene Total Colour Awards announced in Auckland last night dismissing the myth that accountancy offices are dull and boring. Read more »

Govt Opens Applications for Forest Carbon Credits

Press Release – Independent Forestry Services

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has announced that the owners of forest land established before 1990 can now apply for a one-off compensatory allocation of carbon credits valued from $700 to $1000 per hectare. Read more »

Pulse changes tack with cut-price power brand

Article – Businesswire

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Start-up electricity retailer Pulse Utilities Ltd is changing tack to offer cut-price power under a new brand, Just Energy, which will not use Pulse’s smart meter technology. Read more »

Telecom in trading halt as AAPT sale looms

Article – Businesswire

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – Shares in Telecom Corp. have been put into a halt amid expectations of an announcement on the sale of its Australian unit AAPT. Read more »

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